Mercury Retrograde and Difficult Communication

Mercury Retrograde February 16 to March 3 in Pisces, March 4 to March 9 in Aquarius.

During this time communication issues can arise if we aren’t careful with our words. Take time to carefully explain your intentions to loved ones and co-workers during this phase. Mercury Retrograde can often throw off peoples emotions and heighten their emotional state, which can make communicating effectively very difficult.

Here is a little spell that may help! It’s intention is to help ease any tense or difficult communications.

What you need.

2 Blue Candle (you can substitute with white if you don’t have blue) - Blue represents spiritual well being, meditation, healing, rest, patience, kindness, inner calm, peace, sincerity, influencing fidelity and loyalty.

A fire proof plate to place candles on.

Names of all involved in the communication.

Have some anointing oil ready… mix 5 drops lavender essential oil and 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Salt or black salt (recipe here)

Lavender & chamomile dried herbs. You can substitute with rosemary if you don’t have the other herbs.

Communication sigil or use Mercury symbol - as shown below.

Mercury was the messenger of the gods. It comes in a light way and will order people to speak. This planet is concerned with communication, intelligence, and knowledge. Mercury will be responsible for people being rational and practical. The planet will control the way people think.

Begin by cleansing your space. Cast your circle and call on the elements or deities to aid you if that is your thing.

Sit in a place you can be calm and quiet.

Carve the names and birth dates (if available) into one of your candles. Carve the sigil into the other. It doesn’t have to look pretty, so don’t worry about it looking perfect. It’s the intent behind what you are doing, not your artwork. :smiley:

Anoint both candles with your oil.

Place the candles on the plate.

Charge the salt to absorb the negative intentions (energy) from the conversation. Place it around the candles in a circle on the plate.

Add lavender and chamomile to the plate around the candles and ask for the calming energy to aid all parties.

Burn the candles. Meditate on the current situation.

Create the situation in your mind and paint it as the best case scenario. Imagine what the energy would feel like with everything falling nicely into place. See the people involved all clearly communicating, see them reacting calmly, being open and honest.

Meditate on this for as long as you need. Finish the spell by allowing the candles to burn completely out. The candles may be snuffed out if you cannot keep them burning. Or you can use birthday candles since they are small and don’t require as much ‘burn time’. But it’s harder to carve on those! :wink:

If you need to do this ritual for a few days, then do so. Each time you finish meditating on the clear communication close the spell however works best for you; either by burning the candles all the way down or snuffing the candles out.

Be sure to thank any elements or deities you called in to aid you during this time and be sure to release them and your circle.

I came up with this sigil for my spell. I was meditating and it came to me…so I went with it lol

Megan talks about sigils here if you want to learn more.

Blessed Be! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Thank you for this ritual! :pray: :pray:

It’s great for mitigating the effect of Mercury Retrograde! I can definitely feel it happening all around, especially with the current political climate! :triumph:

I knew of a similar ritual with a coin (a Mercury dime) instead of the Mercury symbol, but those dimes can be hard to find so this is more practical!!


Oh man…I can definitely feel it! Everyone around me seems on edge. My friend told me THREE fist fights broke out at her work today! Holy cow, makes me glad I work from home LOL

Seems to be a lot of tension all around…and goodness, don’t get me started on the political atmosphere, I did a big Facebook cleansing today and got rid of a lot of junk that was just not helping my vibration… I had to do something to get out of my own funk.

Burned the sage and did this ritual…I will probably repeat it for the next week! :slight_smile:


I was able to fit all my carvings onto one candle…so here is the finished product of my ritual yesterday… I’ll be doing another today!


That’s awesome!

Yes, here the days are getting longer and next week it will finally be daylight saving time so a great time for a general cleaning and getting rid of unwanted stuff! :house: :sparkles:


I love it it came for your soul :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Ahhh retrograde! Everyone ones some help during this time, thank you so much for the ritual!


Thank you for this post. I am really struggling during this period. Everyday tries its best to be awful and I’m grasping for things to change the energy and vibrations around me. The first time I’ve felt like this since accepting and following this path. Glad to know there is availability for help. I definitely need it -I could cry tears of joy right now :orange_heart:


I’m sorry you are going through this, Robin. Everyone that faces this kind of astrological turmoil has my sympathies. Know that there are amazing friends here willing to help. I love the resources here that bring us peace.


Silver Bear,
Thank you so very much! I never thought to use the planetary symbol as a sigil! I appreciate you opening up so much creativity. Some day I too will be able to create with my imagination!
I am in the same boat as all of you all, during the pandemic and [quote=“SilverBear, post:1, topic:1041”]
Mercury Retrograde February 16 to March 3 in Pisces, March 4 to March 9 in Aquarius
[/quote] my communication sometimes can be flawed, although I mean well! But putting some positive energy back into the universe will help with the help of this sigil and the spirit ! Thank you for your continued support and love you have for the coven!
May the guardians of the watchtower and the elements guard and protect you always!
Blessed be!:sparkles:


Now it makes sense why it’s been feeling like everyone hates me and I should just move into a dark cave with no people or internet… :confused: All my sympathies if you’re feeling like this too


Thank you so very much. I’m extremely grateful for the materials shared here but every one of y’all the most. (Updated my crazy typos)